2 Replies Latest reply: May 27, 2008 7:52 AM by Thomas Halenbeck
mcg Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
I'm buying a new iMac to replace another one (both have Leopard) which I'm giving to my father in law. I know that I can migrate information and apps to the new iMac but I would like to delete personal information, user info, and documents on the old iMac while keeping some of the application, iphoto picures, iWork, and Parallels etc. Would rather not do a complete clean install and reinstall everything. Is that my only option?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • 1. Re: Migration and clean install
    V.K. Level 9 Level 9 (56,120 points)
    you can do an [archive and install|http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1103.html] without preserving user and network settings. This will keep the apps but delete the user data.

    Message was edited by: V.K.
  • 2. Re: Migration and clean install
    Thomas Halenbeck Level 2 Level 2 (395 points)
    I would always do a fresh install. You never know what remaining data will cause any confusion in the future. I would not like to depend on any program, which itself rely on common rules, like e.g. just copy your home directory, skipping some temp or whatever.